German, English
4 to 6 weeks
Paid by host 

The program covers accomodation, food and work spaces. The artist is supported in his or her work and will have the opportunity to present it to the public and receive media coverage.

Paid by artist 

Travel and eventual material costs. Depending on the artists work and its connection with the local context, material can be sponsored.

Application guidelines 

Professional artists or cultural operators working in the following disciplines are eligible: visual arts, media arts, performing arts (dance, theatre, life art, performance), music, creative writing, art- and cultural management, cultural research, curation.

Admitted are single artists and groups. Generally they offer residencies of no more than 10 days to groups.

In order to participate in any of the programs, basic knowledge of either the German or English are required.

The following materials are needed for application:

  • Motivation letter (max. 1 page)
  • CV/artistic vita (max. 3 pages)
  • Selection of max. 5 representative art works
  • Optional: press material (max. 3 pieces)
  • Optional: project proposal (1 page)
  • List of required technical materials (simple!)

Deadlines: 31st of July for autumn residencies (beginning of November until mid December) and 31st of August for winter residencies (beginning of February until middle of March).

30/07/2013 30/08/2013

Mecklenburg Inspires

Mecklenburg Inspires


Residencies for artists and cultural operators from all disciplines. The cultural association "Mecklenburg Inspires" invites artists during the off season to stay and work inspired by the region. The art work will then be exhibited or presented in front of an audience. In the planning of each residency season, the project manager plans with each invited artist a parallel activity, depending on the artists interests and skills. The aim of the parallel activity is to produce an output or impact that will remain with the region or its people after the artist has left. They particularly welcome theme- or site-specific proposals.


there will be an exhibition or performance of the artists work in a local exhibition hall and there will be media coverage of the artists work and stay in the region.

Accommodation Information 

Artists are accomodated in 3 - 5 Start Hotels on the German Riviera (please check the website for further info).

Technical Information 

Technical equipment is matter of negotiation according to artists needs. They have a local network of spaces, studios and facilities that they collaborate with. However, they are not able to provide complex technical equipment.


Mecklenburg Inspires is located in the Region in and around Kühlungsborn, Heiligendamm and Bad Doberan. Green hills, yellow rape fields, fresh woods, the sea, the north wind and the seagulls, but also its beautiful architecture and last but not least its people characterise this region that is called the “German Riviera”.

Fulgen 5
18225 Kühlungsborn
+49 151 2828 3704

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